Press Release

Andover Press announces the publication of
The Prosecution, Imprisonment, and Gangland Murder of Jimmy Hoffa
By E. William Henry

In Fatal Alliance, E. William Henry presents an engrossing courtroom drama and reveals a previously unpublished game-changer that would likely have saved Jimmy Hoffa’s life.

Jimmy Hoffa is one of America’s most enduring mysteries. Over the years authorities have dug up a Michigan horse farm, looked beneath a swimming pool, and pulled up floorboards. Now, through impressive connections—to President Kennedy, to government lawyer Jim Neal, and to investigative reporter John Seigenthaler—author Bill Henry offers new insights into Hoffa’s prosecution in his new novel, Fatal Alliance. In compelling and concise prose, Henry reveals the fact that Neal, during trial breaks, convinced Hoffa that the FBI was secretly surveilling his every move. He also offers the stunning revelation that had certain Oval Office conversations been reported, they would have most likely saved Hoffa’s life.

In Fatal Alliance, Henry expertly relays how convicted mobsters protected Hoffa during his prison term, and how his desperate attempt to regain union office following his release led to his gangland murder. Ignoring warnings from a friendly Mafia boss, Hoffa threatened to expose illegal gains by Teamster-associated mobsters during the years of his incarceration. This brazen action put him on a downward spiral, ending when these “friends” convinced Hoffa to attend a conciliatory “sit-down” which was, in fact, a carefully planned death trap.

E. William Henry worked as a young lawyer for Robert Kennedy in the 1960 presidential campaign of John F. Kennedy.  The new President appointed Henry to the Federal Communications Commission in 1962, later naming him the agency’s Chairman, an office he held from 1963-66. Following government service, Henry practiced law in D. C.’s private sector for the next quarter-century.  He returned to his hometown of Memphis in 1994 as president of the Rising Tide Foundation, an organization created to promote the formation of minority owned businesses.  He is the author of Triumph and Tragedy: the Life of Edward Whymper.

FATAL ALLIANCE by William Henry
ISBN 978-1938183010| 320 Pages | Price: $24.95 |
Publication Date: November 1, 2012

PRESS: For additional information, please contact Brenna Filipello, Publicist at (212) 736-1767 x 114 or to schedule author interviews, to order author photos, or to arrange book signings and other special events.

BOOKSELLERS & LIBRARIES: Orders of Vantage Press books are fully returnable.  Please contact Alison Collins at (877) 736-5403 x116 or for our discount structure. All Vantage Press titles are also available through Ingram, our exclusive distributor via Ingram Publisher Services. Vantage Press enthusiastically supports all efforts to promote and advertise our books, and offers co-operative advertising up to $200 for stocking and shelving plans, in-store preferential placement, signings and other events.


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